James Castle House Short Stay Residency

CONTACT: Kristen Hill, khill@cityofboise.org
DEADLINE: May 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST



Boise City Department of Arts & History invites emerging and mid-career artists to apply for a Short Stay at the James Castle House. These condensed 10-day residencies are designed to provide time and space to encourage an immersive focus on a single project. The James Castle House is dedicated to continuing the legacy of creation and daily practice instilled by Castle's time on site, and encouraging community involvement through the arts. To this aim, we ask that each artist live and work on-site through the duration of the residency term, and host an Open Studio at the end of their stay to share their work with the Boise community. 

Each residency cycle provides one artist with private furnished living quarters and studio space with access to a variety of tools on site. The James Castle House also provides a bicycle for easy access to Boise's Downtown and nearby foothills. Resident artists will receive a $500.00 stipend, as well as support through the promotion of their Open Studio. 

Interested applicants should submit a concise proposal outlining their project, related work samples, resume, and a brief statement explaining why this residency is right for the proposed project. 

Short Stay Terms:
January 17-27, 2020
December 4-14, 2020

Supported Disciplines:
The James Castle House Short Stay program is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in a wide range of media. However, due to the property’s limitations and proximity to neighbors, the site cannot accommodate loud or especially messy processes.

Selection Criteria:
Selections will be made by committee and based on the following:
Strength of proposal 
Quality of work samples

Open to applicants legally able to work in the United States
Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check 
Applicants must be 18 or older
The James Castle House does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or disability